A Villa and Historic Garden in the Magical Val D'orcia, Tuscany - Pienza Accommodation

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Siena Region: Pienza: ID 206835

11 Bedrooms. Villa - 11000 sq ft / 1021 sq m - Max 19 Occupants
There are 13 beds (2 king beds, 5 single beds, 3 queen beds, 2 twin beds and 1 double bed).
The base rate is for 19 occupants.


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There is ample parking on the property.
5 Outdoor/Open parking stalls with unlimited clearance

Heating & Air Conditioning

Baseboard Heating


Wheelchair Accessible (property and building)
The internet connection is a service dedicated to the property (wireless).
1 Locked Storage Room
Tennis Court Shared with 1 Other Property

Great Kitchen

2 Medium Fridges with FreezerCoffee Maker2 Dishwashers
Gas RangeHot PlateKettle
MicrowaveOven - StoveToaster
Toaster OvenBakewareBlender
Cappuccino MakerCoffee GrinderFine China
Espresso MakerFull FreezerGriddle
Pots & PansDish cloths/towelsDishwasher soap
Garbage bagsPaper towels & plastic/foil wrapBasic spices
Bottled WaterWok


Medium Fridge with FreezerCoffee MakerGas Range
KettleMicrowaveOven - Stove
Dishes, Glasses & Cutlery (matching)GriddlePlastic Cups
Pots & PansWaffle IronBottled Water

Main Dining Room

20 Dining ChairsLog Fireplace 2 Dining Tables
2 Side TablesWall BenchChandelier

Dining Room

14 Dining ChairsLog Fireplace Dining Table
3 Side TablesChandelier2 Floor Lamps

Living and Music Room

2 Arm Chairs2 Traditional Chairs6 Antique Chairs
Log Fireplace 4 Traditional Sofa/CouchesEnd Table
2 Coffee TablesBookcaseChandelier
Armoire Desk Grand Piano


Antique Chair3 Arm ChairsLog Fireplace
Traditional Sofa/CouchWall BenchBookcase
Built in Desk Floor Lamp3 Table Lamps
Wet Bar

Living Room

Modern Chair2 Arm ChairsTraditional Sofa/Couch
Coffee Table3 Table LampsDVD Player with DVD movies
Phone - without an answering machine15 inch Plasma High-definition Television

Children's Room

Arm ChairModern Sofa/Couch2 Coffee Tables
BookcaseChandelierTable Lamp
2 Foot StoolsDVD Player with DVD movies15 inch 3D Television
Board GamesDeck of CardsPuzzles

Upstairs Living Room

2 Antique ChairsLog Fireplace Traditional Sofa/Couch
Coffee TableChandelierSecretary Desk
Table Lamp

Bedroom - Antonio

King BedWalk-In Closet2 Night Tables
DresserVanity2 Antique Chairs
Modern Sofa/CouchWall BenchChandelier
Secretary Desk 2 Table Lamps

Bedroom - Simonetta

King BedArmoire2 Night Tables
Hair DryerTowels (matching)Arm Chair
2 Antique ChairsChandelierSecretary Desk
4 Table LampsFoot Stool

Bedroom - Aidan

Single BedNight TableDresser
SinkAntique ChairChandelier
Table Lamp

Bedroom - Olivia

2 Single BedsArmoire2 Night Tables
DresserSinkHair Dryer
Towels (matching)Arm Chair2 Antique Chairs
Log Fireplace Chandelier2 Table Lamps

Bedroom - Katia

Queen BedWalk-In Closet2 Closets
DresserTraditional ChairArm Chair
Table Style Desk 2 Table Lamps

Bedroom - Giovanna

Queen Bed2 Walk-In Closets2 Night Tables
Dresser2 Antique ChairsLog Fireplace
ChandelierFloor Lamp2 Table Lamps
12 inch Plasma High-definition Television

Bedroom - Michael

2 Single Beds2 ClosetsNight Table
DresserArm ChairChandelier
Table Lamp

Bedroom - Allegra

Twin BedClosetNight Table
DresserArm ChairChandelier
Student Desk Table Lamp

Bedroom - Clara

Double BedArmoire2 Night Tables
DresserArm ChairTraditional Chair
Chandelier3 Table Lamps

Bedroom - Benedetta

Queen BedArmoire2 Night Tables
DresserArm ChairTraditional Sofa/Couch
Coffee TableBookcaseChandelier
4 Table Lamps

Bedroom - Lorenzo

Twin BedArmoireNight Table
DresserAntique ChairChandelier
Student Desk Table Lamp

Bathroom - Beige

BathtubBidetTub/ Shower
SinkToiletHair Dryer
Shampoo and ConditionerSoap / Body WashTowels (matching)

Bathroom - Green

BathtubBidetTub/ Shower
SinkToiletHair Dryer
Shampoo and ConditionerSoap / Body WashTowels (matching)

Bathroom Ballatoio

BathtubBidetTub/ Shower
SinkToiletHair Dryer
Shampoo and ConditionerSoap / Body WashTowels (matching)

Bathroom - Pale

BathtubTub/ ShowerSink
ToiletHair DryerShampoo and Conditioner
Soap / Body WashTowels (matching)

Guest Bathroom

SinkToiletSoap / Body Wash
Towels (matching)

Ensuite Bathroom - Blue

BathtubBidetTub/ Shower
SinkToiletHair Dryer
Shampoo and ConditionerSoap / Body WashTowels (matching)

Ensuite Bathroon Yellow

BathtubBidetTub/ Shower
SinkToiletHair Dryer
Shampoo and ConditionerSoap / Body WashTowels (matching)

Bathroom - Tiles

BathtubBidetTub/ Shower
SinkToiletHair Dryer
Shampoo and ConditionerSoap / Body WashTowels (matching)

Ping Pong Room

Dart BoardPing Pong Table


2 Antique ChairsDivan Sofa/CouchCoffee Table
BookcaseChandelierTable Style Desk
Table Lamp

Laundry Room

Iron & Ironing BoardWasher & DryerClothes Drying Rack
Laundry SinkLaundry Supplies Provided

Pool Terrace

ArmoireRegular Stall ShowerSink
ToiletHair DryerTowels (not matching)
6 Lawn Chairs12 Patio Chairs3 Patio Tables
Private Unheated Pool 6 Chaise LoungesPatio
Flower GardenGrass/Lawn2 Sun Umbrellas
Medium Fridge with FreezerDishes, Glasses & Cutlery (matching)Plastic Cups

Garden Terrace

2 Arm Chairs2 Modern Sofa/CouchesPatio Table
Chandelier10 Lawn Chairs12 Patio Chairs
2 Patio TablesTerraceFlower Garden
Grass/LawnPond3 Awnings

Garden Pergola

6 Patio ChairsFlower GardenGrass/Lawn

Kitchen Garden

Fruit TreesVegetable Garden

Historic Garden

Flower Garden
Property is NOT waterfront or within 30 minute drive of a lake, ocean or river. Property is not near a ski resort.
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Check In/Out Times Policies - Property Access
Check IN: 03:00 PM Check OUT: 10:00 AM
Quiet Time Policy
There is no specific quiet time policy, though guests are asked to be respectful of all neighbours.
Smoking Policy
Smoking is allowed, but outside only.
Children Policies
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children under the age of 12 must be supervised at the pool/hot tub.

Services & Fees

Pet Policy, Deposit & Fees
Pets are not allowed due to bylaws/regulations/policies.
NOTE: Persons traveling with and requiring a Service Animal have special rights and must be granted access regardless.
Cleaning on Departure
Cleaning on Departure is included in the rent
Cleaning During Stay
Cleaning/Maid service is included in the rent and occurs every 1 days during a stay.
Linen is included in the rent
Parking is free.

Amenities & Fees

Internet Service & Fee
Internet is included in the rent
Telephone Fee
A fee is charged for this service.
A metered fee is collected on departure.
Property Heat/Elec/Energy Fee
Property Heating is included in the rent

Payments & Deposit

Payment Methods
Credit card payments are not accepted.
Direct Bank Deposit
Booking Deposit
The booking is confirmed with a deposit of 50 percent of the rent.
Payment Balance
Balance of payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.
Booking Cancellation Conditions
Cancellation by the client the following rates will apply: - 10% of the total rent up to 4 months (120 days) before the date of arrival - 50% up to 2 months (60 days) before the date of arrival. - 100% as from the 59th day before the date of arrival. Should we manage to rent the house partly or fully for the cancelled period, we will of course refund the client accordingly.
Security or Damage Deposit
A refundable security/damage deposit of 1000 EUR is due on arrival.
Long term rentals may be subject to a larger deposit.
Base Occupants 19 - Max Occupants 19

Nightly Rates


Rate Period Nightly Rate Range
Jan 1 to Dec 31 3,333 EUR


Rate Period Nightly Rate Range
Jan 1 to Dec 31 3,333 EUR


Rate Period Nightly Rate Range
Jan 1 to Dec 31 3,333 EUR

Weekly Rates


Rate Period Rate for 7 Nights
Jan 1 to Dec 31 16,667 EUR


Rate Period Rate for 7 Nights
Jan 1 to Dec 31 16,667 EUR


Rate Period Rate for 7 Nights
Jan 1 to Dec 31 16,667 EUR


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Listing History

  • This property owner/manager has been registered with Owner Direct since Jun 05, 2013.
  • The availability for this property was last updated on Sep 21, 2015
  • The rates for this property were last updated on Sep 18, 2015

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Preparing for a Party
A Wedding in the Lower Garden
Wall Painting in the Villa by Cecil Pinsent
View of the Orcia Valley and Mount Amiata
Concert in the Fattoria Courtyard with Vladimir Ashkenazy Conducting
The Road that has Become an Emblem of Tuscany, Seen from our Garden
Sculpture by Giovanna Lysy in the Garden
A Conference in the 'granary'
Baroque Music Rehearsal for the Festival 'incontri'
One of the Pools in the Property
The 'castelluccio', a Medieval Castle
This Villa has been described as "a crossroad and meeting place in the heart of Tuscany for all those who delight in nature, literature, the arts, and history, in a setting of perfect harmony". It has been featured in the Financial Times top 10 Travel destinations 2012.

The Villa lies on the hills overlooking the Val d'Orcia, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Midway between Florence and Rome, it is also within easy reach of Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto. Renaissance and medieval gems such as Pienza, Montepulciano, Monticchiello and Montalcino are only a few miles away. The countryside abounds in lovely walks among woods and the characteristic "crete senesi" (clay hills); the food is among the best in Tuscany and famous wines such as the Vino Nobile and Brunello can be tasted in the local cellars. Tuscany's charms have been widely publicized, but the Villa is undoubtedly a place where you can enjoy the very best of this region.

The Villa itself (now available for rent) was built in the late 15th century as a hostel for pilgrims and merchants travelling on this busy road. In 1924 the property was bought by Antonio and Iris Origo (the renowned writer), who dedicated their lives to bringing progress and social change to this poverty-ridden land. Today the estate, a combination of woods, cultivated fields and olive groves, is run by the Origo daughters, Benedetta and Donata. The garden, designed by the English architect Cecil Pinsent, is considered an ideal combination between the natural landscape and XXth-century architecture, blending Italian and English traditions and taste.

The Villa was originally built at the end of the XVth century as a wayside tavern, but soon became the centre of an estate belonging to the great Hospital of Santa Maria della Scala in Siena. In 1924 it was bought by Antonio and Iris Origo and turned into their comfortable home, from where they farmed and developed the land.

Three gardeners look after the premises, including the swimming pool opposite the ‘limonaia’ (orangerie). Two full-time maids (including a local cook) care for the house and its inhabitants. Meals are often held under the pergola in the garden, where guests relax in the shade of roses and wisteria, lulled by the sound of water from the fountain nearby, or by the swimming pool.

The Villa has also become a center for cultural and artistic activities. Castelluccio, a medieval castle on the property, is the home of an international music festival, "Incontri in Terra di Siena", held in July.

The Villa is a perfect venue for celebrations, weddings, or any kind of event: Benedetta Isidori will cater to all your needs, in perfect English.

Renting this Villa is a way of discovering the Val d'Orcia at its most intimate. Our guests are captivated by the spirit and lifestyle that have developed here over the last 80 years. Come and share our traditions!

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